Informing Regulatory Decisions Using National Occurrence Data (PDF)
- Author(s): Roberson, J. Alan
- Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
- Issue Date: March 2012
- Volume / Number: 104, Number 3
- Page(s): E194-E203
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0036
- Product Number: JAW_0075804
Non-Member Price: $0
Free Download -- a benefit for AWWA members (login required)
As part of its regulatory development process, the US Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) is charged with selecting the appropriate
contaminants to regulate. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) lists
three specific criteria for health effects, occurrence, and risk reduction
that the USEPA must follow when identifying new contaminants for
regulation. This article analyzes the USEPA's past regulatory decisions
and summarizes the underlying occurrence data used to support
those decisions. This article also summarizes the occurrence data
that will be used by USEPA in its third round of regulatory
determinations scheduled to be proposed sometime in 2012.
Download the online article for free (login required).
Select ADD TO CART to purchase the article (login required) or select JOIN AWWA
and enjoy the benefits of membership, including accessing this article for free.